Community Crunch 197: Beginner Servers, ExtraLife, and On The Horizon
ARK with all its complexities and depth is arguably not the easiest game to jump into. When beginner servers were introduced last year in May, we saw them as a way of introducing new players to the game while still providing some of the challenges they might run into playing on a more heavily populated server. This also provided the ability to transfer to a more popular server at your freedom. Since early game in ARK is the most challenging, we saw this as a low-stress way of getting up to speed. We didn't intend for these servers to be a long-term place to become established. Because of this, we'll be implementing scheduled wipes and announcing the future dates in advance. Be sure to spread the word to any new survivors you run across!
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For the past several years we've taken part in what is becoming a tradition - the ExtraLife stream. It's usually full of random challenges, events, and laughter but the main reason we're gathered there is to raise money for an incredible cause. As we get closer to the ExtraLife stream, we'll post a schedule of events and details on what to expect. Most of all, expect a good time for a good cause! Check out the link below to see who's streaming on our team and join forces if you want to help us reach our most ambitious goal yet!
What is ExtraLife?
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million USD for sick and injured kids
Last Years Stats
- 11th Ranked Team Globally
- Over 1,800 donations as a team
- 70 Team Members
- Largest Donation was $2500
- 89% Individual Donation increase from 2017
- 23% Overall Team Donation increase from 2017
On The Horizon
Enabling PS4 transfers is the top priority at the moment and we have dedicated resources working on disabling exploits that caused transfers to be turned off. We understand this is a considerable inconvenience and we hope to have more information soon.
Public Beta Update
There were recent updates to the public beta based on feedback we received. Haven't checked it out yet? See below for information:
Quality of Life Catalog
@Cedric has been working on a comprehensive catalog of quality of life requests. Many of the requests have come from the community but some requests you see have been proposed by the design team. While places exists to catalog this information (Suggestions forum, Twitter, Reddit, etc), this is mainly for visibility purposes to let the community know what has been seen, requested, and being worked on. If this becomes something you'd like to see more, we'll look at different ways of formalizing it. Expect to see the catalog later this week.
Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of Sep at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
- 2x Harvesting Rates
- 2x Taming Rates
- 2x EXP Rates
Until next time!
All the best,
Edited by StudioWildcard